Music Calendar...

In 1950 Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow made their first appearances at the "Grand Ole Opry."

In 1954 Muddy Waters recorded "Hoochie Coochie Man."

In 1955 Marian Anderson made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, playing Ulrica in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

In 1956 "Memories Are Made Of This" by Dean Martin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stays there for five weeks.

In 1963 Gary U.S. Bonds sued Chubby Checker for plagiarism, claiming that Chubby's "Dancing Party" sounds too much like "Quarter to Three," the 1961 hit by Bonds. The suit is settled out of court.

In 1963 Bobby Vee recorded "Charms" at the United Recording Studios in Hollywood.

In 1967 The Royal Guardsmen's album "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron" was released.

In 1969 Look magazine published an article on Jimi Hendrix called "Jimi Hendrix Socks It to the White House," featuring a picture of him lounging beside a swimming pool surrounded by bikini-clad women.

In 1970 Neighboring farmers sued Max Yasgur for $35,000 in property damage caused by the Woodstock festival.

In 1972 "Baby I'm A Want You" by Bread was certified gold.

In 1976 Record executive Robert Moss was sentenced to 120 days in jail for the involuntary manslaughter of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh, who overdosed at a party given by Moss.

In 1978 "Lay Down Sally" by Eric Clapton entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1980 Led Zeppelin's album "In Through The Out Door" was certified platinum.

In 1981 The Eagles' album "Live" went gold and platinum.

In 1982 "Arthur's Theme (The Best You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross was certified gold.

In 1984 "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Police entered the U.S. top 40chart.

In 1985 John Fogerty's comeback album "Centerfield" was released.

In 1989 "Dreamin'" by Vanessa Williams entered the U.S. top 40 charts.

In 1991 The Rolling Stones gathered at London's Hit Factory Studio to record two bonus tracks for the upcoming live album: "Highwire" and "Sex Drive."

In 1992 Debbie Gibson made her Broadway debut in "Les Miserables."

In 1992 Eric Clapton's single "Tears In Heaven" was released.

In 1993 Eric Clapton led the list of nominees for the 35th Annual Grammy Awards with nine. (He won six awards.)

In 1994 Rick James was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in the 1992 beating of a woman at a Hollywood hotel.

In 1994 Nirvana played their last U.S. show at the Seattle Arena.

In 1995 The Rolling Stones' video "At The Max" was released.

In 1997 Babyface received 12 Grammy nominations, tying with Michael Jackson for the most nominations in a single year.

In 1997 The albums "All World" by L.L. Cool J and "Star Bright" by Vanessa Williams were both certified gold.

In 1998 Mase's single "Feels So Good" was certified platinum, while notorious B.I.G.'s CD "Life After Death" goes platinum for the 7th time.

In 1998 Legendary Nashville producer Owen Bradley died at age 82.

In 2000 B*witched's album "Awake And Breathe" was certified gold.


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